Friendly Fill-Ins Week 46

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also put your answers in the comments. The linky is open until Wednesday night so you have until then to add yours.

1.In the Spring, I look forward to _____________________________________.

2. I would love to have a ___________________________ party.

3. Few know this about me, but                                          .
4. No one                              .
My answers:
1. In the Spring. I look forward to pussy willows, but sadly this year we had warm days in February so when we went to pick them in March, they were yellow with pollen already. Here are some from previous years.
2. I would love to have a Halloween party. Every year I want to have one, but never do-maybe this year I will.
3.Few know this about me, but I have been taking Effexor for anxiety for 10 years. I think it is a miracle drug that has helped me immensely. I probably wouldn’t ever leave the house if I didn’t have it. I actually have told many people, especially those that I think would benefit from it or something similar.
4. No one should live without a cat(s), they make life wonderful.

Please include Annie’s sweet cat, Maggie in your prayers as she is having some health problems which you can read more about on their blog.

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone? How do I look?

Did I fool you? That is my flat Phoebe, I am up here hiding from Mom. Do you think she will be fooled and put the ear medicine on flat Phoebe? Sure, it beats the pills, but it feels funny.

I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that I got to see Grammie on Monday and Thursday. I love her so very much!!!

And now for my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day,featuring the letter O. My poem is titled Old.

Old
My Mom is pretty bold
she said I was getting old.
Can she put her foot behind her head?
If she tried, she’d need a week in bed.
Can she climb to the top of my tree?
She would definitely hurt her knee.
She needs to be told
she is the one that is getting old.

We are also joining Wandering Through the Shelves Thursday Movie Picks Blog Hop this week’s theme is The Underdog.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946):  Poor George Bailey can’t seem to catch a break, especially from that evil Mr. Potter.
  2. Bridget Jones’s Diary ( 2001): Poor Bridget is single, overweight and pestered by her Mum to get a boyfriend. Despite being far from perfect, she is very lovable.
  3. Love Potion #9 (1992): Sandra Bullock plays a geeky biologist who starts to get a lot of male attention when she discovers the power of Love Potion #9.

And we can’t forget the Friendly Fill-ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1.In the Spring, I look forward to _____________________________________.
2. I would love to have a ___________________________ party.
3. Few know this about me, but                                          .

4. No one                              .

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 45

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins Week 45. Please be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comments.


1. The oldest item in my home is __________________________.

2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is _____________________.


3. My family heritage is                                .
4. My favourite family tradition is                                .

My answers:

  1. The oldest item in my home is this platter that belonged to my paternal grandmother. I am guessing it is from the 1930’s.
  2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is mustard, it expired in March 2015-oops! I actually replaced it Thursday along with the ketchup that also expired in 2015.
  3. My family heritage is Polish on my Mom’s side and French Canadian on my Dad’s side.
  4. My favourite family tradition is the Christmas Eve meal that we put on every year. My maternal grandfather’s family always celebrated with a Polish Wigilia with a several course meatless dinner. I continued that tradition, but it was a lot of work making the foods and no one was thrilled with them so now we do a buffet, but the important part is being together.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 44

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 44. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment sections too. Thank you to all who participate, we love learning about you.


1. I hope _______________________ gets renewed for another season.

2. My first crush was __________________________.

3.                             usually makes me                          .

4. If I were a super-hero, I would be                                       .
My answers:
1. I hope American Housewife gets renewed for another season.
2. My first crush was Barney Rubble ( Flintstones). My Mom used to call my great aunt Alice and have her pretend to be Barney, I thought I was really talking to Barney. I remember asking him to leave Betty so he could come visit me. I was probably 4 years old at the time and apparently a bit of a hussy.
  Phoebe is posing with my stuffed Barney that I won at a carnival years ago. We even named a cat Barney,  my hubby remembered me telling him I used to love Barney Rubble-plus we found her in the barn.
  Barney looked a lot like Brody
3. Leaving my home unattended usually makes me nervous which is why I always have Grammie stay with cats if we are going to be out longer than 30 minutes. I am not afraid of someone stealing my belongings, but I fear that if someone broke in, the cats would get out and get run over in the street.
4. If I were a super-hero, I would be Cat Woman, of course.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 43

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 43. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

Fill-ins:
1. My favorite herb or spice is __________________.
2. An herb/spice I dislike is ________________.
3.Lately, I have been working on                               .

4.This Winter was                                    .

My answers:

  1. My favorite herb or spice is dill, I use it in hamburgers. on chicken ,in potato salad, egg salad and chicken soup.
  2. A herb/spice I dislike is tarragon, I don’t care for fennel either.
  3. Lately, I have been working on the A-Z challenge coming up in April. ( Hint: I am doing a lot of crocheting). If you are interested in the A-Z blogging challenge, it is open to all bloggers, click here to read about it.
  4. This Winter was surprisingly mild. We had one week with all the snow, we had a foot of it, then 2 inches and then 6 more and then a week later it got warm and melted.

 

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 42

Hi everyone! Tine for Friendly Fill-Ins Week 42. Make sure you add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also leave your answers in the comment section. Thank you to everyone who participates.

1. I wish _____________________________ would come back in style.

2. I always have _____________________ in my purse ( or wallet for men).

3. I think that I                            .

4.                                     is a pet peeve of mine.
My answers:
1. I wish normal length skirts and dresses would come back in style. Everything is either way above the knee or almost to the floor- can’t there be something in-between?
2. I always have cat treats in my purse, mainly for my niece’s cats, but also to feed any stray I happen to encounter.
3. I think that I am am allergic to MSG, every time I eat anything with it, my hands and feet get extremely itchy.
4. People not saying thank you when I hold a door for them is a pet peeve of mine.
We are also joining Angel Sammy today for Bacon’s Shopping Around the World. This month is a vegetarian recipe. This is for stuffed shells right off the Ronzoni box with a few changes.
Cheese Filled Stuffed Shells
1 Package (12oz) Ronzoni Jumbo Shells   $2
4 cups (32oz) ricotta cheese $4.99
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded $2
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese $2.50/bag
2 eggs $1.49/dz
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 jar (32oz) spaghetti sauce- not the kind with meat $2

Prepare pasta as directed and drain.

Meanwhile, mix together cheeses, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Fill cooked shells with cheese mixture.

Cover bottom of roasting pan with some of the sauce. Place filled shells on top of sauce then pour the rest of the sauce over shells and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.

SHOPPINGAROUNDTHEWORLD

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 41

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 41. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader and you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate, it is fun getting to know you all.
1. Snow ___________________.
2. My favorite kind of soup is ______________________.
3. When no one is around, I                                      

4.                      is my                         .
My answers:
1. Snow is beautiful in amounts under 6 inches 🙂
2. My favorite kind of soup is cream of broccoli, but Cheesecake Factory has an amazing mushroom soup that I enjoy too.
3. When no one is around, I watch Flip or Flop ( otherwise, I need to listen to my hubby complain about how wasteful it is and that everything looked fine the way it  was to begin with).
4. My Mom is my best friend.
Before you go, Phoebe is taking guesses on when Penny will pee in her box. The winner will win a water activated fish. If more than one has the same guess, she will do a drawing from those names. Just put the date of your guess in the comment section.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 40

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 40. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.


1. My favorite kind of cookie is _______________________.
2. ___________________________ would play me in a movie about my life.

3. Love is                            .

4. For Valentine’s Day, I                                .
My answers:
1. My favorite kind of cookie is a big sugar cookie sold at Barnes and Noble’s cafe.
2. I wish it would be Sandra Bullock, but unless I lose weight, Melissa McCarthy would play me in a movie about my life.
3.Love is a rescued cat.
4. For Valentine’s Day, I always think of my grandfather and how he used to buy the heart shaped boxes of chocolates for my Gramma, Mom, sister and I.

 

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Sleeping with the Fishes

Hi everyone! Brody is sleeping with the fishes.

Just kidding, I have been wanting to say that. Mom and Dad have been watching a mobster show on Netflix called Lilyhammer, it is like The Sopranos in Norway. There are even some of the same actors in it from The Sopranos.

A few weeks ago, we showed you the water activated fish we got for Christmas. If you missed it, click here.

Mom ordered 2 more and they finally came in. I am doing a giveaway today for one of them, just comment on this post by 9 PM ( EST) Wednesday. I will announce the winner on Thursday’s post.

I haven’t seen Grammie yet this week and the weather is going to be bad so I don’t know when I will get to see her. I love her so very much.

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 39

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 39. Remember to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. And of you didn’t write a post with them, you can put your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who join in the fun.

The fill-ins:
1. My middle name is ______________________.
2. ________________________ surprises

3. The Super Bowl                                   .

4. My favourite sport is                               .

My answers:

  1. My middle name is Joan, which is my Mom’s first name. ( Joanie was named after her).
  2. I do not like surprises, I plan everything and always say I need 24 hours notice.
  3. The Super Bowl is a great excuse to eat lots of junk food, even though I have no plans to watch it.My hubby may watch part of it being that our state’s team is in it.
  4. My favourite sport is NONE, I have no athletic ability. I don’t like watching any either.

 

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